Some of you know Butch from Abo's Pizza next to MuvLab-DTC. He's been a great neighbor since we opened in February. They host the pub portion of our Wednesday night pub run and have set up a tap takeover and pint night with Dry Dock Brewing Company for this weeks (Aug 31st) Pub Run. Buy a Dry Dock after the run and you will get to keep the pint glass! (limited to the first 24 pints sold).
For those of you that don't know Butch, here's a little back story on his relationship with MuvLab-DTC. He walked in one day in the spring and asked "Do you think it's possible for me to lose 25lbs and complete an Ironman Triathlon in 6 months?" We were up for the challenge and said "Yes, but it will take a lot of work!" He joined MuvLab shortly after the the journey began.
Butch had completed many road races and triathlons during his younger years. He was even a member of the US Marine Corps Marathon team. That was in the 90s. He's since had children, opened a business and put his training on the back burner. Going from no training to Ironman in 6 months is no joke and unfortunately he suffered a calf injury while running. This injury wouldn't go away. But after weeks of rest, corrective exercise and treatment with Erik, he was able to complete an Olympic distance triathlon last weekend. The best part, he had no pain during the race! He is still about two months away from Ironman Arizona and has a long way to go but we know he can do it now that he is past his injury! If you see Butch at MuvLab-DTC or Abo's make sure you give him words of encouragement as he chases this goal!
Butch has also joined Team EMPOWER to raise money for the Ironman Arizona non-profit partner Smile Train. You can donate to Butch's race campaign by visiting his athlete page or by purchasing Hammond's Candies at Abo's. 100% of the purchase price of each bar will go directly to Smile Train.